One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verbunmanned, unmans, unmanning[with object]literary
Deprive of qualities traditionally associated with men, such as self-control or courage.‘sitting in the dock awaiting a sentence will unman the stoutest heart’
downhearted, dispirited, low-spirited, demoralized, despondent, depressed, disconsolate, dejected, dismayed, disappointed, daunted, discouraged, deterred, unmanned, unnerved, sapped, shaken, thrown, crushed, cast down, low, down, crestfallen, saddened, weighed downView synonyms
- ‘People may not have been consciously aware that the term flip-flop was meant to unman our war hero candidate, but it did so just the same.’
- ‘And it has nothing to do with the brilliance of my cinematography; it's just the fatally cute combination of slo-mo and acoustic guitar that unmans me.’
- ‘Art Miller became a man just as society was unmanning men like his New Yorker father.’
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